well...i don't really know, so i will just give you the short run down instead!
chris left on tour yesterday...that day is always hard, especially for stella, but things are improving today (phew). i need to know how other mama's handle this...ann krestene... does ellanor break down??? stella is a mess EVERY time. it's awful. tears, sobbing, stomach aches. my poor girl. i'm trying to keep her busy with fun things like swim lessons, visiting friends and family, maybe a movie this weekend (ratatouille maybe???)
before that...well, i don't even know! i've been working on my quilt for my quilt class (dick and jane fabrics by michael miller - no photo right now to share) as well as my quilt for the doll quilt swap II. have a little sneak peek. i can't show it all, as it is a secret!!! but those mamas at the swap are quite something...my partner and i seem to have so much in common...it's killing me! i want to know how much thought was put into pairing up the quilters. anyway, i am doing some foundation piecing from patterns i got in the mailorder from kingpod those little square were so much fun - kind of addicting!
but then...my sewing machine is kaput. yep. snappying threads left and right, jamming. ergh. i love my 401a, but is it time to update? plus i want to machine quilt and don't know if it does that. i'm such a stinkin' novice. any advice????
alrighty, so when the machine broke, stella and i did these (she did most of it...i did the ironing on):
for daddy: a rocket ship (based on a story he made up for her)
for herself: rainbow kitty and a map to magical places only rainbow kitty can go...?
i'll post these up to the project of the month's site too..fun!
eli is now walking all over the place and cutting more teeth - JOY!
but this is my favorite. he walks over carrying his shoes
signs "more" and sits down for me to put them on him! he loves them! and his new favorite toy is a birthday gift from aunt lauren...he now makes mmmmrrrrrrrrrmmm sounds!!! i love it!
one last thing to share...stella has been amazing me with her drawings. check out these birds (i hope chris is reading...) she did these completely on her own. a mama bird with babies flying behind her...i think they are gorgeous! very graceful and dancy...
i mean she's only 4...as my friend loren and i say...it's because she's gifted...because all of our kids are gifted...just sayin'.